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Upper Key Stage 2 Early Islamic Civilisation - NEW LOOK

Track the development of the great Islamic city of Baghdad including trading practices and everyday life and compare it with contemporary cities in Western Europe. Learn about the spread of Islam through the Middle East and beyond and the legacy of and continuing influences of early Islam.

Block A
3 sessions
Early Islam - NEW LOOK

Look at the Islamic civilisation from CE 900 and compare it to Western Europe using ancient and modern maps. Research the life and death of Muhammad, summarise key events and explore reasons for the spread of Islam.

Computing, History, Geography
Block B
2 sessions
The Silk Road - NEW LOOK

Discover the silk road and spice routes and the goods which were carried along them. Make a board game based on the silk road to illustrate the flow of goods, the hazards of trade and life on the road.

History, Geography, Computing
Block C
5 sessions
Baghdad - NEW LOOK

Find out about the fascinating rise and fall of the city of Baghdad CE 900; explore the ‘Round City’, compare and contrast daily life in Baghdad and Anglo-Saxon England as well as examining and evaluating historical sources.

History
Block D
4 sessions
Islamic Religion - NEW LOOK

This block looks at the history of important aspects of Islam, such as the Quran and hadiths, Hajj, the observance of Ramadan and the festival of Eid al-Fitr.

History, Art & Design, DT
Block E
3 sessions
Islamic Cities - NEW LOOK

Learn about the Great Mosque at Cordoba and explore the history of the city, comparing and contrasting this with what we have already learned about Baghdad. Consider what this can tell us about science, art and culture in Early Islamic Civilisation.

History
Block F
6 sessions
Art, Culture, Learning - NEW LOOK

Explore the art, culture and learning of Early Islamic Civilisation. Learn about some of the scholars of the time and how their teachings and discoveries shaped what we know today. Look at calligraphy and artwork and the tales of ‘One Thousand and One Nights’.

Art & Design, English, Maths, DT, History
Block G
6 sessions
Scheherazade

Legendary queen Scheherazade, who told the tales of 1001 Arabian nights, needs your help! Can you write and illustrate a magical story to enthral King Shahryar for the 1002nd night?

English, History, Art & Design
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